Close-ups of Belle Plain Camp
The top left image shows that the site of the hill is crowded with
tents, many of them probably make-shift. On the top of the rise are the
silhouettes of what are likely prisoners.
The top right image is a vertical slice enlargement that shows more of the
shelters, though no men can me made out in the image. (continued below picture)
The bottom left image is of the small bridge
described in the books narrative.
The narrative also states, "Farther to the right is a group of Union
soldiers." I'm not sure how the editor in the early 1900's determined that they
were Union soldiers, but it sure looks to me as though it is a group of men in
varying stages of undress, taking advantage of the the stream to bathe and
possibly wash what little apparel they had.
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